A hydrocele is a pathological accumulation of serosal fluid in the cavity around the testicle. It can be congenital or acquired, but is not generally harmful. Hydroceles do not affect the functioning of the testicles and are typically only treated in cases that involve discomfort or infection.
The surgical treatment for this condition is a simple intervention with few complications, which means it can be performed under regional anaesthesia and on an outpatient basis. A postoperative period of one to three days is required, with the scrotal drain being withdrawn after 24–48 hours.